COMMUNITY-POLICE PARTNERSHIP PROJECT
Following a successful Police-GMC friend soccer match, a new relationship between the two organizations emerged. The enthusiasm from this relationship is culminating into a much larger project aim at improving relations between the community and BP Police Department. When relations improve, community is safe.
The work of creating safe and vibrant neighborhoods where residents raise families, work and play should not be left only to the police alone, but is also the responsibility of residents. To this end, GMC is committing to collaborating with key partners such as the Police and other local organizations to ensure this goal is met.
The ultimate objective of the project is to build trust and confidence between the community and Police. Our specific goal is to bring members of the community and the police department together to review the relationship through series of listening sessions with the view of putting forth strategic recommendations to the department.
GMC plans to carryout extensive outreach efforts to recruit diverse community members including youth, adults and community leaders and other partner organizations.
Community Listening Sessions
Again, with support from BPPD, GMC will recruit active participants and facilitate series of meetings between community members and police. We are looking at November 4, 2016 tentatively to actually begin hosting the meetings.
The meetings will be focused on specific themes from which series of questions would drive the discussions. Video presentation or role plays of the themes would set the tone for the discussions.
The Good Men's Club of Minnesota is committed to promoting positive police-community relations by fostering open communication, mutual respect, and understanding between law enforcement and residents. Since 2017, the club has coordinated a range of engagement activities, including community meetings with local law enforcement agencies in Brooklyn Park, to build meaningful relationships, encourage transparency in police policies and procedures, and co-create educational programs that promote awareness and understanding of policing practices and the role of law enforcement agencies in the community. In addition, the club advocates for policy changes that promote fair and equitable policing practices, including addressing issues related to racial profiling, excessive use of force, and discriminatory practices. To support equity and racial justice, the club has launched a Scholarship Fund to provide assistance to graduating high school students interested in law enforcement, as part of their commitment to mentorship. Through these efforts, the Good Men's Club of Minnesota believes in creating a safer, more cohesive, and more inclusive community for everyone.
GMC has also advocated for policy changes that promote fair and equitable policing practices, including addressing issues related to racial profiling, excessive use of force, and discriminatory practices.
We have also launched a Scholarship Fund to provide assistance to graduating high school students interested in law enforcement, as part of our commitment to mentorship.
Through these efforts, we believe that improving police-community relations can help create a safer, more cohesive, and more inclusive community for everyone."
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